“You got the job promotion? It’s a good thing I was there to push you. I’m sure you would have given up without my help.”
“That meal was fantastic! Glad I found the recipe. I’m sure you would have botched it otherwise.”
And once you’re outside the sociopath’s circle, not only are you “dead to him,” anything and everything you do that garners any positive attention is directly attributed to the fact you once knew him.
“She couldn’t have done that without knowing me first. She got lucky.”
“He’s only ahead because I am no longer working there. What a poser. “
“She’s where she is because I told her what she needed to do to get there. She is so pathetic.”
Haha! These fools crack me up! They will never, ever realize that the reverse is true and that when they judge us with name calling, they’re projecting the truth about themselves out into the ether for the world to see. (Keep talking, idiots!)
But most of all, they will never, ever realize that we have something they don’t which allows us to succeed:
We have the ability to discern good from bad and to listen to our conscience. That’s how and why we end up overcoming all and succeeding and never losing those we love the most and those who love us in return.
You will succeed because you have it inside of you. And that ability has always been there long before the sociopath ever infiltrated your life. Believe in yourself and block out the negative comments and energy the sociopath tosses in your direction. You’re positivity is stronger; tap into it and stick with people who encourage and empower your soul, because they are the ones who really want you to succeed and who know you can succeed all by yourself.